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adding read group to the bam file using PICARD generated from GS reference mapper BAM file

MaulikMaulik Member
edited January 2013 in Ask the GATK team

how to add read group to the bam file using PICARD generated from GS reference mapper BAM file?

Post edited by Geraldine_VdAuwera on


  • Geraldine_VdAuweraGeraldine_VdAuwera Cambridge, MAMember, Administrator, Broadie

    That's a questIon for Picard, not for GATK...

  • well thanks for the reply, I wonder why my question was not edited even though I edited it quickly once I put up the question.anyway, my task was to call SNPs using GATK pipeline from the .bam file of GS reference mapper but it did not work out because .bam file was devoid of any READ GROUP now my problem is to add read group so that I can process it using GATK. Waiting for your reply..

  • Geraldine_VdAuweraGeraldine_VdAuwera Cambridge, MAMember, Administrator, Broadie

    Yes, I understand your question, and my answer is still the same: if you want to use Picard software to add read groups (which is the right thing to do) you should ask the Picard team how to do this (or better yet, read their excellent documentation). We do not provide support for using software other than GATK.

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